Here is part of reporter Sharyl Attiisson's Twitter feed on the quarantine of a nurse now in the US who may or may not have been exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Africa. The nurse is uphappy, other officials are not in favor of quarantines. So here is Attkisson's take on all this:
"I keep hearing people on TV argue that a quarantine is against "science". That doesn't seem to make sense. A properly administered quarantine provides scientific protection against the disease."
"I would probably find being quarantined inconvenient too, but I don't think it's too much to ask considering the alternative possibilities."
"Is it any rougher being quarantined in a safe US environment than working in the terrible, risky, hot, tragic conditions in West Africa?"
"When I volunteered at my kid's school, I wasn't allowed until I went to my doctor and paid for and took a TB test and waited for results."
"Not the same thing in terms of quarantine, but the point is: you agree to measures to protect others you might expose. It's not uncommon."
Here is a link to Attkisson's Twitter feed. A brave voice and a voice of common sense. As with all Twitter feeds, the newest tweet is at the top.